Welcome to the Pennine Soaring Club Website

The Pennine Soaring Club may not be the largest Hang gliding and Paragliding club in the UK
but we're one of the most active.

We have great flying sites to cover most wind directions with some of the best XC potential in the UK...

... and welcome visiting pilots to fly The Pennines with open arms. (See our site guide).

Although we currently do not run a strict Members Only policy we would rather have you on our team.
Not only because of the benefits to you, but also because over the years we have negotiated agreements with farmers
and landowners and would like to keep them as happy with flying as we are.

Notices

Edenfield Closed for Lambing from 25th April to 25th May Inclusive

April 24, 2019 11:49
Edenfield Closed for Lambing from 25th April to 25th May Inclusive. Please avoid flying during this period. Thanks Andy Archer - Sites Officer

Nonts Sarah (Marsden Moor) Closed

April 24, 2019 12:08
Nonts Sarah (Marsden Moor) Closed - Due to the moor fires at Marsden Moor we have closed the site until further notice. Please do not fly the site until the closure is lifted. There has been a fire fighting helicopter operating in the area and it is important that we do not affect its operation. I have contacted the National Trust to understand the current and potential longer term impact at Nonts to ensure that we are able to access the site safely and that we are not having any adverse impact on the recovery of the moor. Thanks Andy Archer Sites Officer

Cumbria Sites

April 24, 2019 12:08
"Hello all pilot's I have just been contacted by one of the commoners for the Howgills. He explained that there's been concern voiced at a recent meeting last Wednesday. The concern was due to a / some paragliders flying low over sheep in lamb. The sheep did a runner and the owners were worried that they would either loose the lambs or the ewes as well. Apparently the stress can trigger pneumonia if the animal condition is poor. This happened down the range from Whitestones itself. The message is please keep far away from sheep at this time of year where ever you are flying. If we don't the sites will be lost. We only have one supporter on the commoners association now that the farmer at Whins has died." Andy Plimmer Sites rep SE Lakes - Cumbria Soaring Club This applies wherever we are in the country, we are users of the countryside and a big part of our responsibility is not to endanger livestock. Ewes in lamb are especially vulnerable just now. Brian

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Sites

We will try and give you as much information as possible about the Pennines flying sites to make you…

Competitions

The Pennine Soaring Club runs a number of friendly competitions, (organised by the Competition Secre…

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Weather and Pressure Charts

Here are some useful links for getting weather forecasts:

A Grand Day Out

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Doarama has changed name to Ayvri, and seems to have raised its game. Have a look at the track here: https://ayvri.com/scene/8dk36qe1kx/cjufeds5k00013b64fvfr8basThanks Jim Ashley for the choice of

Ripon XC

Monday, April 01, 2019

To get the ball rolling on our new all singing web site, I've been encouraged to write a few words about the first decent day this flying season.

Lasham Judicial Review on Airspace

Thursday, February 28, 2019

In addition to the proposed change to the airspace around Farnborough, there is a long list of otherplanned changes to the airspace in the UK which will affect both general aviation and people on

Free Flight and Spectators

Sunday, April 21, 2019

PSC Safety Bulletin April 2019 - SupplmentAn incident with potentially serious consequences in Derbyshire reminds us of the need to take extra care when there are spectators watching. On holiday

Safety Notice Quick-Out Carabiner

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Issued by Angus Pinkerton Chairman of the Flying & Safety Committee 1st April 2019.All pilots, Instructors, Coaches and Safety Officers must READ, DIGEST AND TAKE ACTION on the contents of thisNotice

Beware of the gulley!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Lesson of the day,,,, beware of the gulley! (all the gulleys).Saturday 23rd March. All forecasts for Parlick looked promising, so I arrived at the hill 9.00am sharp grabbing a vip parking spot right

Winter Hill–Reopened

Saturday, September 01, 2018

We are now re-opening Winter Hill - The moor fires are extinguished and the access road is clear, therefore we see no reason to keep it closed.I have been unable to speak to the landowners, United

Forest of Bowland UAV Survey NOTAM

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A UAV will be carrying out survey work in our area, exact date/time is weather dependant, and will be notified in advance if possible and practical, but this cannot be relied upon. The brief email

Cumbria Soaring Club - Site Closures

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cumbria Soaring Club The following sites are due to be closed for lambing etc

5 Tips for Beginners

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Jack Pimblett shares some of the tips which have helped him progress as a pilot.

Pilot Revision–Airlaw

Thursday, November 22, 2018

On the 19th Novemer, Richard Butterworth gave a review of the airlaw part of the pilot exam, along with additional hints and tips and some exercises to help in everyday flying which are not on the

Coaching Exercise - Navigation and Instruments

Sunday, August 06, 2017

For those taking part in the coaching exercise on navigating with your instruments - make sure you read  and study the manual for your software/instrument. Download the two waypoint files, unzip them

BP Cup 2019

Friday, February 01, 2019

Entries for the 2019 rounds are now open and we have a round in the Pennines and one in the Yorkshire Dales. As requested by our pilots last year, entry is now restricted to EN A, B and C gliders

Grid Challenge Completed again!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Since the Northern Challenge Trophy started, people have stopped telling me when they've done Grid Challenges. So I missed this until now: Geoff Crossley came to Parlick on May 18th, rattled round the

Northern Challenge Trophy

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A reminder about the Northern Challenge Trophy - a competition anyone can enter whenever they like, with REAL MONEY prizes. Here's the current standings, with only a couple of intrepid Pennine pilots